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Devour You

Starcrawler

Devour You

Second album from the Los Angeles rock band produced by Nick Launay (Anna Calvi, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Arcade Fire)

ADM rating[?]

6.8

Label
Rough Trade
UK Release date
11/10/2019
US Release date
11/10/2019
  1. 8.0 |   Q

    Starcrawler might be known as a great live band, with de Wilde spitting, screaming and high-kicking her way through their confrontational gigs, but with Devour You prove they're every bit as impressive on record too. Print edition only

  2. 8.0 |   Northern Transmission

    Most bands may not be able to capture its live show on their album so it is very refreshing that Starcrawler can
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  3. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Starcrawler enthusiastically deliver another 13 tracks full of sweating, chaotic stuff of the genre. It's a sound defined by a pulse-raising, posturing rock, set forth by the likes of Dinosaur Jr. and the Stooges
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  4. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    With a couple of tweaks, Starcrawler could find diehard fans lurking in the fanbases of Kurt Vile, Courtney Barnett, Car Seat Headrest and Mitski – but by pushing so hard in this rockist direction, fans and band are unlikely to ever find each other
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  5. 7.0 |   Uncut

    This new emphasis on alt.rock songcraft can leave frontwoman Arrow de Wilde sounding little constrained, which may be why she sounds so thrilled to unleash her inner Iggy on "Toy teenager" and "Rich Taste". Print edition only

  6. 7.0 |   DIY

    It’s all hips, handclaps and riffs, lots and lots of riffs
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  7. 6.5 |   Under The Radar

    The most enticing characteristic of both band and record is undoubtedly Starcrawler's ability to flirt with then transcend genres with consummate ease. Long may it continue!
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  8. 6.0 |   All Music

    The music on Devour You is just raw and sweaty enough to conjure up some forgotten after-school special about falling in with the wrong crowd, and if that isn't hitting a bull's-eye for them, it's at least somewhere on the target
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